Saturday, February 3, 2018

Oil Cleanser

I'm totally in love with my DIY oil cleanser. It is super easy to make, believe it or not. I've started this oil cleansing routine for a while now and I really love it.

I started making my own oil cleanser maybe about a year ago or so. At first I was sceptical because I didnt think it would really be good enough to remove the dirt and makeup but after a few trial and error, I have found the perfect match for my skin. Best part is, it is chemical free and I know exactly what goes into my skin, unlike when I buy something off the counter. My aim is to try my very best to lead a chemical-free life. This is one small step towards my goal.

You only need 2 ingredients for this cleanser. Base oil + Essential oil = perfect oil cleanser

1. First is the base oil. I use sweet almond oil because I have fairly oily skin. If you have dry skin, argan or avocado oil. If you are unsure, to play safe, olive and sunflower oil are good for all skin types. I purchase my base oil from Bangsar Village.

2. Second is your chosen essential oil. Add 1-3 drops of your favourite oils into the base oil and you are done! My favourite oils to use for oil cleanser are lavender, geranium, frankincense and Helichrysum. You can chose to mix them or just stick to one. I've done it multiple times and I've done different combinations too. The idea is to try one oil at a time to see if it suits your skin. If it is ok, you can add other oils next time. But if you want to go very basic, just use lavender. It is the best!

How easy is that?
You can even use this as makeup remover. It works perfectly to remove makeup, just like the other brands in the market. I used the Shu Uemura oil cleanser before this but since I started making my own, I haven't purchased Shu Uemura oil cleanser in a long time. It works just as well anyway.

The cost?
Well, Shu Uemura oil cleanser is roughly about RM200 or slightly under (I can't remember). A bottle of your base oil and lavender essential oil would probably cost about that much too or slightly less. But the best part is, you can use it and make it at least 5-6 times whereas a Shu Uemura oil cleanser would probably last about a month or so. I would say making your own cleanser is going to be more cost effective AND it is chemical free!

I use the oil cleanser maybe twice a week only because I have oily skin but whenever I use it, my skin feels really good. I actually have to stop myself from using it more often. I want to but I can't because my skin can't take too much oil. I use washcloth to wipe off the oil and this is funny because I actually purchase the cloth from Mothercare. The cloth I use is actually meant to wipe baby's skin. If you want to know more or purchase any Young Living oils, you can email me. I'll be more than happy to guide and help you place an order.

Good luck!

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